How To Avoid Ruining Your Lawn This Fall And Winter

Green Lawn Before FallWe’ve been checking out your lawns all summer long, and everyone at Capital Sprinkling agrees that you’ve all been putting in some extra effort to make sure your grass is extra green. Why put all of that extra effort to waste come fall and winter? Capital Sprinkling has some tips for you to keep your lawn green and healthy all year long.

7 Healthy Lawn Tips For The Fall And Winter Months

  1. 1) Stay consistent with grooming – The grooming requirements for your lawn shouldn’t really change from season to season. For example, cutting your grass too short is damaging and not healthy for supple growth. Keep your lawn at least at 2 inches long, and you’ll see it consistently stay green throughout the fall.
  2. 2) Keep watering plants – Just because snow is falling to the ground, doesn’t mean your plants are getting the nutrients they deserve. Trees, shrubs, and hedges all need water during the cold months of the year, so don’t forget to keep them hydrated!
  3. 3) Use the correct fertilizer – Not all fertilizers are created equally, which is why you shouldn’t use some on certain areas of your lawn. For example, granular fertilizer isn’t ideal for plants, as it doesn’t hold up well in the colder months. Make sure your lawn is fertilized properly to withstand the cold temperatures and help plants ward off freeze.
  4. 4) Use high-quality mulch – A poorer quality of mulch will do more damage to your lawn then good. A good mulch should properly hydrate and fertilize your lawn, while also stimulating plant growth. When the weather isn’t too cool, make sure to mulch around trees, as it will be too difficult to manage when the ground has frozen over.
  5. 5) Rake the leaves – We know that raking the lawn isn’t your favorite task, but keeping your lawn in good shape is more than just an appealing trait. Too many damp leaves lingering on your lawn can lead to mold and fungus after the snow starts to arrive.
  6. 6) Stop using weed killer in the winter – Weed killer is not suggested to be used when the months are cooler. The pesticides will not properly adhere to plants in the cooler temperatures, and should only be used when it is at least 60 degrees outside.
  7. 7) Don’t ignore problems – If you notice that small pests are starting to terrorize your lawn, don’t just hope they will disappear over time. The sooner you tackle these areas in your lawn, the green your grass will be for years to come!Looking to improve the longevity and health of your lawn?

Give Capital Sprinkling a call today to schedule an appointment to see how we can provide you with consistent and even water flow with a new lawn sprinkler installation! (248) 524-0885